Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My first fishing sponsor.

Hi there,

Today I received some new fishing lures, and I got them free, because they are my first ever fishing sponsor!
Yes I am getting sponsored to practice my favourite hobby...
How good is that?!?!

It started a few weeks ago, when one of the Australian agent of the Ofmer lures contacted me through the FFF internet forum. He then basically asked me if I wanted to try some of his lures in the Top End Barra Series, in which I am a participant.
Guess what I said?
Yes of course!

And today I went to the post office and picked up a parcel with my new lures in it.
So no more waiting game, if you have been hooked by the words, here are the images.

First the X-Minnow 110F, a 110mm long floating lure of 10.7g. It dives to a depth of 80 cm (2.6246719 feet).

Ofmer X-Minnow110F

The Jerker 80F, a 80mm long floating lure of 8.1g. It dives to a depth of 1 meter (3.2808399 feet).

Ofmer Jerker 80F

The Shaker 60SR, a 60mm long floating lure of 12g. It dives to a depth of 1.5 meter (4.9212598 feet).

Ofmer Shaker 60SR

The Shady 75F, a 75 mm long floating lure of 9.9g. It dives to a depth of 1.5 to 2 meters (4.9212598 to 6.5616798 feet).

Ofmer Shady 75F

And now two surface lures, which is great because surface fishing is one of my favourite.
There is very few things that I enjoy as much as seeing a nice fish smashing a lure on the surface.
The MJ-Pop 75F, a 75mm long floating lure of 10g. It is a surface popper, so it does not get down, it pop and splash on the water surface.

Ofmer MJ-POP 75F

And the Doggy 100SL, a 100mm long floating lure of 12.3g. Once again a surface lure this one just slid along the water surface in a walk the dog motion.

Ofmer Doggy 100SL

Yes they are all shinny and very well finished and I can't wait to use them.
I even think that I will have to give them a test run before the next round of the Top End Barra Series, which will come in May.

So I will have to wait a few days to test them.

But hey, it could be worse.
Have a good day,


Ms. Dig said...

Congratulations, Rambling Expat! You are on your way to being a professional fisherman.

Ms. Dig.

Pille said...

A very delightful website indeed!
Congratulations and best wishes from Italy

Fish Whisperer said...

Congrats on the sponsor. Hope you do well.

Rambling Expat said...

Hi Ms.Dig, Pille and Fish Whisperer,

Thanks for the nice comments.
And yes I am pretty chuffed with that.
Even if this is pure luck, I must admit.

Have a good day,

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Mully - Lure and more said...

Well done sponsors dont offer goods unless they are getting a good fisherman themselves trust me.I hope you catch a heap for them and yourself being a representative of their gear is good fun and the free lures are definitely a bonus.
I looked up the site and their lures look awesome mulloway,bream and even our freshwater species yellas,cod silver perch should enjoy some of these.
again congrats and have fun that's the main thing

Rambling Expat said...

Hi Mully,

Thank you for your comment.
Yes they are very nice lures with a very impressive finish. I am sure that our Australian fish will love them.

Your own site, the one about fishing lures ( is rather a cool one too, when it comes to information about lures. I really like it.

Have a good day,